Denim designs from laser scribing

  • US 6,858,815 B1
  • Filed: 12/14/2002
  • Issued: 02/22/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method, comprising:

  • setting specified parameters on a controllable laser, said specified parameters being parameters which control an amount of energy that is applied to a denim workpiece to alter a surface chemistry of the denim in a way to change the look of the denim according to a pattern without undesirably damaging the denim; and

    using said controllable laser to modify the look of an entire width of a denim article per single traverse of the laser as the output of the laser passes across the denim article.

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